The devastation caused the by the Louisiana August 2016 Floods is catastrophic. As the waters continued to rise even five days after the flood waters began, many people are left wondering how they will rebuild their lives. With about 31 inches of rain falling in under 15 hours, the Red Cross has deemed the Louisiana August 2016 floods the worse disaster since Hurricane Sandy. The financial loss caused by the Louisiana floods is estimated at $30 million. Many businesses and individuals have flood insurance, however many more do not have the flood insurance needed to recover from this disaster. Moreover, those that have flood insurance may be faced with insurance companies that will try to deny claims. In either case, the task of getting federal assistance or filing a claim on existing flood insurance can be very taxing and arduous. J. Price McNamara ERISA Insurance Claim Attorney are prepared to help you with either filing a claim or if you have been denied on by your Louisiana flood insurance company. In the even that you do not carry flood insurance for your home or business, other financial help is available through FEMA, the Red Cross, and other efforts to help flood victims. FEMA has designated many parishes as federal disaster areas including, but not limited to Acadia Parish, Ascension Parish, Avoyelles Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Evangeline Parish, Iberia Parish, Iberville Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Lafayette Parish, Livingston Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. Landry Parish, St. Martin Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Vermilion Parish, Washington Parish and West Feliciana Parish. The online resource for federal assistance can be found here: www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). For a precise location of a disaster recover center, you can visit the Disaster Recovery Center Locator at https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator. The following instructions are from the Disaster Center Website: For disaster assistance information you may want to read the Applicant Guide (requires Adobe Reader), view information about Federally Declared Disasters by Calendar Year, or review support from other available Agencies.
- If you have been affected by a disaster, you may be eligible for federal assistance. Review the instructions below to ensure you are ready to complete the application process.
- If you are applying for multiple disasters, you will need to complete an Online registration for each disaster.
- If you are filing for both home and business disaster assistance, you will complete a single registration for the combined losses.